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Balaraba Ramat Yakubu is a Nigerian author who writes in Hausa. She is a leader in the genre of littattafan soyayya or "love literature", and one of the very few Hausa writers whose work has been translated into English. She has also worked as a screenwriter, producer, and director of Kannywood films. Her stories have focused on issues such as forced marriages and women's education.
About the Book
Sin is a Puppy That Follows You Home, by Nigerian Hausa novelist Balaraba Ramat Yakubu, is just one example of the flourishing genre of Hausa popular literature known as littattafan soyyaya, or “love literature”. As the term suggests, littattafan soyyaya is primarily concerned with love and romance, although like many definitions for genre literature this is a reductive one: Hausa popular literature generally depict situations that involve family and communal strife and resolution amidst the bounds and strictures of politics, religion, and social and cultural norms. Its focus on how traditional mores or values rub up against newly-defined values or boundaries brought about by the invasion of capital, or “globalisation”, is a theme that strikes a chord among its younger readers, in particular. Littattafan soyyaya has also come to be known by its academic term, Kano market literature, primarily because Kano is the city where the majority of the literature is written and sold.
Debra Powell-Wright is a published poet and a founding member of In The Company of Poets, an African American female spoken-word ensemble based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The recipient of several poetry awards, Debra's work has been published in BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review, The African, Essence Magazine, and several local publications.
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For Women: In Tribute to Nina Simone is a collection of short stories and poems in which a diversity of voices speak on behalf of women of color from around the world: Africa, America, the Caribbean, and Europe.
If you haven't done so already, please "like" www.facebook.com/InTributeToNinaSimone to receive updates on readings/booksignings featuring authors included in the collection.
Philadelphia area contributors are: Pat McLean, Sandra Turner-Barnes, Aziza Kinteh, Darlene Godwin, Nish Pugh, Oni Lasana, KT Terry the Poetic Queen, Alida Padilla, Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, Jaz Withonez, Bridgette Howard, Xavier Richardson, Tina Smith-Brown, Rahnda Rize, Emmalee Smith, Annette Owens, and Kia Knight.
Out of state contributors are: Sailume Walo, Wanda Flowers, Brenda Hodges, and Karen Celestan. And across-the-water contributors are: Della Hicks-Wilson, Annee Lawrie, Malaika Rose Stanley, Joanne Hillhouse, and Razinatu Talatu Mohammed.
Shout-out also to Leeway Foundation, Art Sanctuary, and Black Classic Press for helping me to make one of my dreams come true; and to Toni Kersey, Biany Perez, and Charles Lowder for making the front and back covers look beautiful.
Irene Booker is a Real Estate Professional and the Author of Feelings From Deep Within, Prey of Innocence and The Seed of a Slave. Ms. Booker is a poet of truth and has been writing since the age of 12. As a poet, she transcend buried emotions longing for existence. She has captured the true essence of one’s torn soul. As we identify with her writings, we are reborn within ourselves.
About the Book
This keepsake is dedicated to our ancestors who marched and died, in order for us, to live the life they could only dream of. Their prayers and sacrifice should never be forgotten. Their strength in unison should be a reflection of each of us today.We were born for greatness, not less than.
Sheila M. Lockhart, mother of four who had been residing in the Antelope Valley for over fourteen years. Formerly a member of Antelope Valley Christian Center in Lancaster, California for eleven years where she served faithfully in the music, dance, drama, publication, and prayer room ministries. As her season ended at AVCC, she joined Greater Harvest Christian Center in Palmdale, California, where she served as youth facilitator. Sheila was also a board member of L’Tanya James Outreach Ministries, where she was licensed as Minister, she also served as Administrative Assistant and Armorbearer. Sheila has since returned to Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California, where she worships and receives the Word of God. Among a diversity of gifts in the creative arts, Sheila’s first passion is writing which allows her to express her love for the Lord to those that are lost, wounded, or just seeking to hear His voice. Shes has been writing as long as she can recall. She always says, " As a child I would sit in the bathroom and write until my legs went numb". Her out the box way of thinking allows for her mind to be open to ways to capture her readers heart. Her most recent book, “Diva’s Jotz N Tittlez”, has captivated her audience with its mixture of quotes and poetry from her heart.
About the Book
Diva's Jotz N Tittlez is a book of quotes and poetry that will warm the heart soul and spirit.
Mariposa Urbana is the 'Mistress of the Pen'. Everything that I have ever seen or been through can become inspiration for my next project. I use the name Mariposa Urbana due to the fact that regardless of my surroundings I still flourish and I'm still just 'me'. Writing is my life. I wake up and grab a pen or my tablet and either pick up where I left off or begin something new. It's like the ultimate thrill for me.
I always say if there is money to be made out there I'll get it, one way or the other. My mother is the source for my go get em attitude. Watching her as a kid taught me that you have to use what you know to make a better life for you and yours. And in my case its writing. I honestly don't think that there is anything else out there for me.
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Dyce is a Nuyo-Rican hustler who is on top of his game with his hands into a little bit of everything. He loves living the lifestyle and has no intention on slowing down but then he meets Kimori. Instantly he s drawn to this mysterious rose amongst thorns from the bricks of Jacksonville, NC. A passion fueled romance forms and there is no stopping Dyce and Kim. Thinking she has found the love she has always desired, reality settles in when Kim discovers Dyce life as a hustler. Sex, lies, and the ultimate deceit come along when Dyce s ex-partner decides it s now his time for a come up and he s going to take over all that Dyce has built. When Kimori and their newborn son are taken hostage a no holds barred war begins. Any and everybody has become a target to Dyce as he goes into an all-out destruction mode. The last battle for the throne of the east coast has begun. But once the dust settles will this be the final act to end Dyce and Kim forever?
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EBONY is a teacher who resides in San Diego, California with her family. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Teaching specializing in Reading. She has a passion for writing all her life.
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ESSENCE KELLY is a young African American female college student working her way through college and through life. She struggles with trying to fi nd herself and create a life for herself and that includes fi nding the right man. She has had many negative experiences with men that have forced her to think about what type of man she needs and she thinks that she has found that in Frank. Although he does not want to commit at all, Essence is sure that she can change his mind, but can she? And will she want to after she learns the truth about him? Then she meets Patrick, a handsome coworker that she has seen around and secretly has had a crush on but knows that he is involved with someone else. When Essence gets the idea that he is interested in her, things begin to change. Which one of these men will prove to be the right one for her or will it be none? This book takes you on many ups and downs in Essence’s life that will lead her to make a decision that will change her life forever….
Deborah L. Parker is a speaker, author, veteran, and cancer survivor who sees herself as using the wits and gifts that God gave her to be of service to others. Through her company The DPJ Training Group, she specializes in conducting seminars on leadership, diversity and personal growth for public and private sector audiences. Deborah has published 4 books on those same topics, which include poignant narratives from the setbacks and successes of her own life. A Virginia native, she is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and enjoys travel, long walks and reading.
About the Book
In Navigating Life's Roadways, Stories of Insight from My Odyssey and Inspiration for Your Journey, Deborah takes you on her autobiographical voyage-engaging you with creatively written narratives of the ups and downs of her various experiences. From her growing up in a rural town the oldest child of a determined single parent and raised in the home of her wise grandparents, to her service in the Army and travels to Africa, she shares the importance of learning lessons from your circumstances. Whether its family, relationships, career, faith, health or fun, readers will find a story to identify with in Deborah’s collection of anecdotes.